Resources for learning vietnamese

March 27, 2015June 15, 2021dino lingo 0 Commentschildren"s Vietnamese, Vietnamese children, Vietnamese for kids, Vietnamese games, Vietnamese lessons for kids
Get fairy tales & storybooks in Vietnamese online or from your local library


Children love shared reading time & regardless of language acquisition, they will always remember the time they spent with you reading books. Try lớn find books with good illustrations. Look at the pictures with your child, point khổng lồ things they already know in Vietnamese.

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As you come across new words ask the child what they think it is. If it is illustrated, have them point it out on the page. Use different voices for different characters. If your child has a favorite Vietnamese story encourage him/her lớn play different characters making up the words from memory. Help your child khổng lồ use his/her imagination to lớn change the story or change the ending.

Use puppets or turn your child’s favorite plush toy into a puppet that talks in Vietnamese


Kids love puppets and puppet play is great for motor skills. You can tell much-loved stories through puppet play, either using the whole body or make a puppet theatre from a box và use hand or finger puppets. Finger puppets are also fun when singing songs.

Go to lớn the zoo and call the name of the animals together in Vietnamese


If you have any, look at some animal books together, then go lớn the zoo for the day. Ask your child the names of the animals he/she has learned và point out the new ones. This is a great place to showroom in adjectives and colors. When you come home, encourage your child to draw pictures of what he/she saw & talk about them together using Vietnamese.

Play hide and seek by counting in Vietnamese


Hide và seek is a great game for practicing numbers. You could start with 1 to lớn 10 và gradually increase. When your child knows them well you could count down backward. When ‘seeking’ your child it’s a good opportunity lớn repeat words without it sounding repetitive.

Play board games in Vietnamese e.g.: snakes & ladders, board games, family games


Dice games are always good for counting and also a simple addition. Board games played with the whole family can be a time for relaxed learning. Just playing a simple board trò chơi such as snakes and ladders teaches a young child so much more than just language. They also learn rules of play, understanding goals & of course, that family games equal FUN!

Play games by using flashcard games e.g.: Go fish, memory game

Flashcards are one of your most valuable resources in teaching language khổng lồ young children. With multiples of the same cards, you can play well-known games such as Go Fish or the ‘memory game’.

Very small children may struggle khổng lồ hold too many cards, so play games that have the child match one thẻ to another. Match up a sound with a picture, or two cards that have the same sound, or two pictures that match, any way you choose.

Lay cards out on the floor or table và have your child cảm ứng the thẻ as you điện thoại tư vấn out words/sounds. Encourage your child khổng lồ be the caller & you cảm biến the cards. Keep it playful và fun.

Have a progress chart that tracks the words and phrases your child mastered


A simple progress chart teaches your child clear goals và kids love stickers. Let your child know when he/she is approaching a goal, make a big khuyễn mãi giảm giá of reaching the goals, be excited to get the stickers out. Praise him/her for their achievement with a ‘great job’, a hug or a ‘high five’ (or all three).

Listen to lớn children’s songs in Vietnamese together or reward your child for memorizing a short one


Listen to children’s songs in the Vietnamese whenever and wherever you can. Keep CDs in the car or put a CD on quietly in the background when you are doing something else. địa chỉ actions lớn the songs, this helps kids remember the words. If it suits your child’s personality, encourage them to lớn ‘perform’ songs for you. You could have a special ‘song night’.

Listen khổng lồ pop songs in Vietnamese together or reward your child for memorizing a short one


Teach your child some catchy pop songs that you both like. Something with suitable lyrics và a good chorus is easiest to lớn remember. Sing it around the house as you vì other things when your child tries to lớn join in, model the language and encourage them khổng lồ sing with you.

Cartoons are a great way to lớn engage kids in the Vietnamese. Kids can figure out the story visually without worrying about not understanding every word. It’s easy khổng lồ buy DVDs from online in almost any language or, alternatively, look for them on YouTube. Let your child guide you khổng lồ which cartoons they lượt thích best. Watch them together & you will know which language to reinforce.

Make a checklist of goals or ideas of where you want to lớn be with the language learning over a year. Break it down into monthly mini-goals.

It will help you stay focused on where you are going và also a great way to lớn look back & see how far you and your child have come.

YouTube is a super resource. You can create playlists of Vietnamese teaching videos, these days people post from all over the world.

They might be short tutorials, or craft ideas you can incorporate into your language learning, or children’s songs you can sing together. Look for playlists already put together by others with the same goal.

Join some online groups to lớn exchange ideas & information. Support is invaluable too. Teaching Vietnamese can hit some hurdles, it is important to lớn be able khổng lồ connect with people who are having the same difficulties or have successfully navigated these hurdles. Facebook và Twitter are great for immediate connections. Online chat groups or forums can give you a sense of community và common goals.

Visit the website of Vietnamese’s ministry of culture

Have a look at the website và find interesting information about Vietnam. Read about traditional food, dances, và costumes. Look at statistics such as population. Find some fun facts about the climate, holidays and customs. Talk about them with your child và follow their lead on which parts they are interested in. You can also get all this information & more here.

Go lớn public libraries and kiểm tra all the available resources in Vietnamese

Libraries are an excellent resource. If they don’t have things in Vietnamese ask the librarian if it is possible khổng lồ order them. Also, check out the noticeboard & see if there are any kids groups speaking Vietnamese in the area. You might make some new friends too.

Make use of language learning DVDs for kids

Language DVDs come handy, especially for busy parents, as they repeat useful words and phrases in a fun and interesting way kiểm tra them out, Look for something that is specifically for kids, that uses games và songs and has well-structured levels.

Always play CDs in Vietnamese when you are in the car. It could be songs or a kids’ language learning CD, whatever your child likes. Do it consistently so your child comes to expect the Vietnamese in the car.

Nowadays, there are a lot of resources that help you play streaming radio through personal electronic devices and laptops, etc. All you need is a tune into one of the local radio stations and have the radio or the song list play in the background all day long. Even if your child does not understand what has been spoken or the lyrics of the songs he/she will get used khổng lồ the new sounds và intonation patterns.

Make use of worksheets for beginners

There are a great many websites offering worksheets for beginners. Many are miễn phí and some you can pay monthly or a yearly fee. Kids love worksheets. Some may be simple coloring sheets (kids LOVE coloring), or sheets that help fine motor skills through pencil manipulation. Buy some stickers & put one on each sheet your child completes.

There is no over to the fun khổng lồ be had from playing games with flashcards even if you child is still too young khổng lồ play a game that has structure & rules. You can make your own ‘games’ điện thoại tư vấn out a card, have your child cảm biến it/pick it up. ‘Hide’ the cards around the room and have your child find them & say what they are etc.

You can also put the flashcards up around the room. Change them each week in categories (animals/flowers/ fruit/etc. Look at them and say them often with your child. Ask them, “What’s this? / What’s that?”

Put them on your fridge with magnets or let your child bởi this. You call out the words and have them put them on.

A Children’s picture dictionary is a wonderful resource. Follow your child’s curiosity about it. Let him/her choose what he/she wants lớn know on any given day. Ask him/her more information about the words they vì chưng know. “What color is it?” “ Is it big or small? “ “Where does it live?” “What does it do?”

Consider getting an alphabet book

Introduce your child to lớn the shapes of letters with a simple alphabet book. This is especially useful if the Vietnamese alphabet is different from that of the 1st language. For young learners, get a very simple, ‘starter’ book, also great for fine motor skills và pencil control.

Think about kinesthetic learning (learning by doing). Coloring books, sketchbooks or DVDs that children watch and dance are great!

The research is in that kids learn best by doing (don’t we all?).

Anything that gets kids moving their bodies or their hands helps them lớn learn. Watch DVDs together, makeup dances, put on ‘shows’, even dress up. Encourage your child’s inner artist with a sketchbook. Color, paint, draw & talk about the colors và your child’s pictures in the Vietnamese. Coloring in pictures is a very relaxing activity (you should vì chưng it too!) Kids tend lớn be very relaxed when they are coloring, a good time khổng lồ make some general chitchat in Vietnamese.

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Mix paints and talk in Vietnamese about how colors are made.

The very latest translation tool. A ‘reading pen’ scans và translates. The translated text appears on a small screen on the pen và can also provide an audio pronunciation of words or full sentences.

There are so many talking toys on the market these days. Try one that says greetings in Vietnamese (or multiple languages) or one that sings traditional songs/nursery rhymes from Vietnam.

Make use of culture books prepared for little kids

Ready-made ‘culture books’ are great for learning about different countries. Read them together, ask questions và encourage your child to lớn ask lots of questions too. After reading one, you could make a simple one together using pictures from magazines, or encourage your child khổng lồ draw pictures too. Gather information together at the library or from the internet.

Decorate your child’s room with learning posters (colors, numbers) or pictures from Vietnam (flag, the cities, etc.)

Get some large colorful posters lớn decorate your child’s room or the learning space you use. Point things out và ask questions, swap roles & have your child ask the questions too, this also helps mã sản phẩm the pronunciation. Ask which is your child’s favorite poster và why?

Follow their lead on the things that interest them.

Use the simple syllabus prepared in your language learning system or make one yourself. Let your child know what it is so he/she can see what they will be doing. Children tend to bởi better when they know what is coming and what is expected of them.

Use stickers as rewards (stickers that say congratulations, wonderful, etc. In the Vietnamese)

Kids love stickers! Use them liberally. Take praising your child as an opportunity to use the Vietnamese. If you can find stickers with words of praise in the Vietnamese use those & repeat the words a lot. Use a couple of words at first and add more as your child knows them.

Get some printed items related lớn the Vietnamese: T-shirts, mugs, children’s silverware, etc.

If you have the opportunity to lớn visit the Vietnamese country buy goods with the language on. T-shirts, mugs, và pens are useful as well as educational. Look for postcards, posters or bumper stickers with popular expressions on. Post these around your house.

Try lớn find other parents encouraging their children khổng lồ learn Vietnamese, arrange to play together, go on picnics to the park or take a trip to a zoo or aquarium, great places to practice the language. Making new friends is of great benefit to you too!

Encourage đoạn phim chat with other children you know, that speak Vietnamese. It’s easy using Skype or Google Hangouts or something similar. Be nearby lớn help the conversation along. Be encouraging & resist the temptation khổng lồ correct your child’s mistakes.

Spending time with grandparents is valuable khổng lồ all parties anyway but spending time with grandparents who speak Vietnamese is great for strengthening bonds & hearing natural language. Your child will come khổng lồ associate Vietnamese with feelings of love và security.

If it is possible, consider hiring a nanny/caregiver/babysitter who speaks Vietnamese. Even a few hours per week would make a difference (and give you a little không lấy phí time!).

Cook Vietnamese recipes together with your child

Kids always want to be a ‘little helper’ in the kitchen. Cook some simple dishes from Vietnam together. Us the Vietnamese for instructions, wash, cut, wipe, mix…. Name the ingredients in a natural way as you cook. Here are some Vietnamese recipes

Go khổng lồ community centers, cultural centers, and temples with your child

Local places of interest are stimulating for your child & cultural centers often have exhibitions or music/dance performances. Look out for anything from Vietnam. Community centers are a great place lớn meet people, look at notice boards for anything from people interested or connected in some way to, Vietnamese. You could even offer to bởi something yourself, give a talk about the country or a traditional dance etc.

Visit Vietnamese supermarkets & Vietnamese restaurants with your child

Go around a Vietnamese supermarket và point out the foods from Vietnam. If your child is unfamiliar with them, ask questions. “How vì chưng you think it tastes?” “ do you think this is hard/soft/crunchy/sweet/etc.?” If possible eat in ethnic restaurants. Talk about the food, how it is prepared, where it comes from.

Have a word of the day activity

Pick a ‘word of the day’, you or your child could choose it, or have your child pick it at random from a pile of word cards. If the word is a noun, look for it around the house và when you go outside. Talk about where it might be found. If it is a verb, find ways to vày the action either really or mime it, see if you can spot other people doing it? Or use adverbs & spend some time doing everything in the manner of the adverb, slowly/quickly/happily/etc.

Play Vietnamese online language games (memory, click&tell, etc.) with your child

There are plenty of không tính tiền online interactive language games for children. Find one that appeals lớn your child và encourages them to do a little every day. You can check out 3 different kinds of free Vietnamese online language learning games here

Many teachers are offering language lessons via Skype. Ask around & see if anyone can recommend a teacher khổng lồ you. Sit in on the lesson too so you know what language to lớn reinforce between lessons.

Books, books, books. Kids love books và stories. Read stories in Vietnamese before bed. Often when kids have heard a favorite story many times they know the words. Encourage your child to lớn help tell the story.

Play Vietnamese children’s games

Many children’s games are the same the world over, play kids games your child already knows in their 1st language but play it in the Vietnamese. Paper, rock, scissors has many variations; play it in the Vietnamese. Hopscotch, skipping games, clapping games etc. Can all be played in any language. For more ideas have a look at the games in the different ‘countries & cultures’ at Dino Lingo (to the right of this post).

Get comic books và children’s magazines from Vietnam

Ask if a friend or relative overseas can send you comics or children’s magazines in Vietnamese. Children’s magazines usually have lots of fun facts in them that you can talk about and further research. They also have quizzes and puzzles that are lots of fun lớn do.

Go khổng lồ a national parade of the target culture

You could try lớn find where there is a large community of people from the target culture. They will no doubt have special events khổng lồ celebrate the holidays of their country of origin. Take your child to lớn their parades and festivals.

Have a personalized notebook especially used for learning the Vietnamese(Don’t forget lớn use it to have your child draw whatever you say in the Vietnamese)

Let your child choose the notebook at the siêu thị and decorate it any way they want to make it special. Say words in Vietnamese and have them draw pictures, or even write the word or the first letter, depending on what level they are at. Go back over the pictures every few days. Talk about the pictures & praise your child’s drawing skills.

Do local crafts

If you are a native speaker of Vietnamese think about the crafts you did as a child and do them with your child (think also about how happy you were doing this activity with your own mother/father or your friends). Don’t worry if you have forgotten how to lớn look on the internet to refresh your memory. Perhaps you could send something your child makes lớn grandparents or relatives overseas.

Use chatting apps (WhatsApp, Line, etc.) khổng lồ talk with friends và family who have same-aged children

Chatting apps are mobile và easy to use. Chat with friends in the Vietnamese who have children about the same age. Encourage your child khổng lồ chat with them & their kids too. Ask their kids about themselves, their day etc. And encourage your child to lớn talk about themselves.

Sing lullabies in the Vietnamese to put your baby asleep

Lullabies are so soothing for baby and parent. Sing some Vietnamese lullabies khổng lồ help your baby sleep. You can buy wind-up crib music at a baby store. Play the music và sing in the Vietnamese. Establish is as a routine and enjoy the time lớn hold your baby and knowing you are soothing him/her.

More and more people are turning to homeschool these days & there are plenty of resources online. Vày some research và find something that suits you và your child. Depending on the school hours where you live, it may be possible for your child lớn attend the local school and follow a homeschooling curriculum.

Summer camp is a great experience for children. It is often their first extended time away from home and a chance lớn make lots of new friends và try a variety of activities for the first time. ‘Language’ camps for kids usually incorporate study with lots of games/crafts/activities related to lớn the Vietnamese culture. Look online or on the notice board in community centers & other public buildings.

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